Omega Speedmaster Ultraman – 2018 – £7,650

Overview

Brand: Omega
Model: Speedmaster Ultraman
Reference: 311.12.42.30.01.001
Year: 2018
Movement Type: Manual Wind
Movement(Calibre): 1861
Case material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet/Strap: NATO / Leather
Dial Colour: Black
Diameter: 42 mm
Papers: Yes
Box: Yes
Accessories: Full Set

Price: £7,650

Omega Speedmaster Ultraman

When asked to name a shortlist of the most important watches ever made, everyone who knows anything about the topic HAS to mention the Omega Speedmaster Professional and this Omega Speedmaster Ultraman (Speedy Tuesday MkII) is one of the most special of their special editions.  The Ultraman edition was limited to only 2012 pieces, all of which sold out in just 1 Hour, 17 Minutes and 53 Seconds.

In 1970’s Japan there a was a highly popular superhero series called ‘Return of Ultraman’ and there were various key facts about the series that are relevant to this watch:

  1. In the show, Ultraman wore a 1960’s Speedmaster Professional that spawned a very rare spin off watch with a different seconds hand.
  2. The heroes of the show – The Monster Attack Team – wore orange suits.
  3. Ultraman was only able to stay in superhero-mode for 3 minutes.
  4. The Monster Attack Team always met around an octagonal table.
  5. The transformation into Ultraman required stepping into ‘The Beta Capsule’

As a nod to the original 1960’s watch from the series, the Ultraman features the Dot Over Ninety (DON) bezel insert and applied dial logo of the Pre Moon Speedmasters, while the orange accents throughout the design are the same shade as the Monster Attack Team suits.

To recognise Ultraman’s three minute limitation, the first three minutes of the three o’clock chrono subdial are coloured orange.

The box of the Ultraman is octagonal as a reflection of the MAT’s table and the strap changing tool is a model of the Beta Capsule (neat little connections all the way you see).  The end of the tool also houses an ultraviolet light which when shone on the dial, reveals an otherwise hidden silhouette of Ultraman’s head in the small seconds subdial at Nine- all in all this is a superb ownership package that has been very cleverly thought out by Omega and the guys at Fratello Watches (home of Speedy Tuesday).

This watch is in virtually brand new condition with the remainder of the Omega warranty with everything that came with it from new from the huge list above – it is unpolished and unmarked.

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